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Short Sands Beach

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Address: York Beach, York, ME
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A family-oriented beach that includes a playground.

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Fun Little Beach In York, Maine

Short Sands Beach in York, Maine is a small, friendly beach located next to a playground, a park, an arcade, a zoo, a couple of hotels, and many little shops and restaurants. The... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2017
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

Short Sands Beach in York, Maine is a small, friendly beach located next to a playground, a park, an arcade, a zoo, a couple of hotels, and many little shops and restaurants. The water is always pretty cold, with the possible exception of late August, but the beach is still quaint. It's a nice place to visit and to spend... More 

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Reviewed 11 February 2017

Perfect for small kids. Very clean, small, and perfect location from town. There is a playground right next to the beach. At high tide the beach is barely usable though. Close to shops, bars, arcade and restaurants!

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Canton,ma
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

We have visited here in summer and winter. The water was pretty cold in the summer didn't try it in the winter, There were surfers there at both times of the year.

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Thank Ed L
Ashland
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

This a nice little beach with all kinds of stores and attractions within walking distance. They groom it almost every morning early. Play ground for the kids, lots of parking, (pay to park), and a nice clean public rest room. Several restaurants, hotels and gift shops, all within walking distance.

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Kent, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

We were there at high tide, so the beach was not walkable. The sidewalk above the beach gave an wonderful view of the ocean on one side and the quaint seaside cottages on the other. Worth a stop.

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Thank Senioronabudget
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

No need to get in your car when staying here at short sands. Restaurants, shops, entertainment, Nubble Lighthouse all walking distance. This is definitely going to be a regular spot to visit and stay - highly recommend Atlantic House Inn and Union Bluff.

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Thank Kirby B
Utica, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 680 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Lovely place for a walk along the shore. Plenty of different things to see -- the sands, the rocks, the crashing waves. Great photo opportunities.

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Thank RonL40
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

From the boardwalk (such as it is) that runs along Short Sands, my partner and saw: folks using metal detectors on the beach; a blustery wedding ceremony at the Union Bluff; kids on swings looking out at the ocean. Lucky us.

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Thank 012345km
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Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Love this place and the views are amazing. Do not miss the sunrise and sunset 🌅 here... Great family area.

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New Port Richey, Florida
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

Have been visiting for years to see family. Have attended activities and concerts at gazebo. Restrooms are available along with small beach. You can send kids to arcade whi,email you rest or shop.

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